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Gaborone, Botswana  Nil
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On Friday, 14 July 2017, the Rotary Club of Gaborone official handed over medical trolleys to Bamalete Lutheran Hospital in Ramotswa for use in their emergency and maternity units.
The equipment had been purchased by the Rotary Club of Gaborone using the EUR 14 400.00 donated by the Rotary Club of the Hague Metropolitan.
The equipment was handed over by President Tebogo George to the hospital with assistance from District Governor Jankees Sligcher.
The advent was attended by the District Governor Representative Region 1 William Lee, Immediate Past President Ignatius Ndzinge, Rotarians Graham Burt and Sabine Ostmann
 
 
The Rotary Club of Gaborone held its Golf Day on Sunday, 11 June. It was a Four Ball Alliance.
The tournament got underway with a shotgun start at 08:30. There was also a putting competition as well as a raffle.
The event was organized and run by Rotarian Roger Damp with help from many of his fellow Rotarians.
It appeared that most participants enjoyed the morning with a few exemptions. There were some incredible shots but others were a bit wayward as some of the golfers flirted with the bush and had their tee shots diverted by some of the trees.
We would like to thank all the golfers who took part, those who took part in the putting competition and everybody who purchased raffle tickets. All proceeds go to the Rotary Charity funds and early indications are that approximately P 30 000.00 was raised.
 
 
 
 
On Saturday, 27 May 2017, the Rotary Club of Gaborone provided controlled parking at the Matsieng Air Show. They charged 30 Pula per vehicle with the proceeds going to Rotary charity projects.
 
The Rotary volunteers arrived at Rasesa at 7 am.
 
Past President John Cunliffe and Rotarian Graham Burt arranged the erection of the road signs and the Rotary banners before joining their respective teams.
 
Rotarian Roy Davies was in charge of the ticket selling team while Rotarian Alan Golding taking charge of the marshals. 
Vehicles started arriving a little after 7 am and the volume picked up steadily during the morning. The car park was virtually full by 1 pm but never completely filled up as a number of people left late morning
 
The sale of parking tickets was stopped at about 2 pm  after we had provided organized parking for over 1100 vehicles.
 
 
 
 
 
 
On Saturday 11 February 2017, President Ignatius Ndzinge lead a party of 14 Rotarians plus a few wives, families and friends to Jwaneng to hand over the balance of the proceeds from the “Donate a Can” Project. Our destination in Jwaneng was the Catholic Church Hall.
The Church has been proving support to the street children as well has destitute families who were originally squatting in the bush around Jwaneng until the authorities moved them out and they are now being sheltered by the Church in some of the villages on the outskirts of Jwaneng.
This is the 3rd year that we have provided food aid to this scheme in addition to blankets that we donated to them last year.
We were met by the new priest, Father Foster who arrived in Botswana in August last year. He was given a brief rundown on Rotary and what the Rotary Club of Gaborone was doing.
The food was then offloaded and handed over to Father Foster for use by the Church to feed the street children and to be distributed to the destitute families in the Church’s care.

On Sunday, 29 January 2017, at 3 pm, Past President Bill McLellan and Cathy McLellan, Past President John Cunliffe and Rotarians Graham Burt, Alan Golding, Casmir Jongman, Mordecai Karera, Ian Paddick, Timothy Setshogoe visited SOS Village in Tlokweng to donate some of the proceeds from the “Donate a Can” Project.

We were well received and the children sang for us before we handed over the foodstuff. SOS presented the Rotary Club of Gaborone with a certificate of appreciation which was received by Past President John Cunliffe on behalf of the club.

On Monday, 23 January at 9 am, some of the proceeds from “Donate a Can” were presented to Mr B.S. Masebola, the Executive Director of Cheshire Foundation.
The Rotary Club of Gaborone was represented by Past President John Cunliffe and Rotarians Graham Burt, Casmir Jongman, Alan Golding, Jon Major.

On Saturday 21 January  we carried out the first project  of our 46th year.
Past Presidents John Cunliffe and Brian Jacques together with Rotarians Graham Burt, Roger Damp, Roy Davies, Alan Golding, Gloria Jacques, Casmir Jongman, Jon Jonathan Guy Major, Ian Paddick loaded up some of the proceeds from "Donate a Can" at 08:30 and headed off to Sekolo sa Anne-Stine in Molepolole.
We were met the Deputy Coordinator of Sekolo sa Anne-Stine and her team plus some of the parents and children. After the prayers, songs and speeches, the foodstuffs were handed over and we then returned to Gaborone

On Tuesday afternoon President Elect Tebogo George together with Past Presidents Bill McLellan, John Cunliffe, Brian Jacques and Rotarians Graham Burt and Gloria Jacques visited Childline to distribute some of the foodstuff that was collected during the first phase of “Donate a Can”. This was the start of the 2nd Phase of the project.
In addition to the foodstuff, we also handed out some toys and trinkets to the children. Needless to say the children were more interested in these items than they were in the food.
For legal reasons we were not allowed to photograph any of the children
 
On Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of November the Rotary Club of Gaborone held the first phase of their annual “Donate a Can” project.
Rotarians and friends stationed themselves outside two of the major supermarkets in Gaborone and asked shoppers to donate non perishable foodstuffs to be presented by the club to orphans and vulnerable persons.
 The supermarkets have undertaken to make a donation to the proceeds and cash donations received will be used to purchase addition “cans”.
Once the process is over and the proceeds have been sorted then phase two will begin  with the distribution of the foodstuffs.
 
On Thursday 03 Nov 2016 at 10 am, Past President Rose Selema and Rotarians Casmir Jongman, Roy Davies and Graham Burt visited BORNUS (Botswana Retired Nurses Association) in Tlokweng and donated 11 x wheelchairs. Only 7 recipients were present to receive their wheelchairs as 4 were unwell and not able to travel to Tlokweng. BORNUS will hand over those wheelchairs on the club's behalf.
 
The Director of BORNUS, M.G. Kewakae, accepted the wheelchairs on behalf of all of the recipients and thanked the Rotary Club of Gaborone for their kind donation.
 
 
 
 
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